Designed around the idea of an al fresco Tuscan dinner party, these summer nuptials managed to bring that perfect sense of Italian charm to Kansas City. With vendors like Jessica Sloane, Simple Elegance and Branches & Twigs behind-the-scenes, the result is casual elegance done right and the proof is in the pudding. More from Brumley & Wells in the gallery right here.
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From Brumley and Wells…With the creative talent and vision of Jessica Sloane, Kyle and Joel’s wedding was perfectly executed with the class and style of a Tuscan-inspired wedding. The entire day was gorgeous, and the natural landscape that’s so abundant around Kansas City and the Country Club was a perfect accompaniment to the stylistic elements from the day. The day was most clearly defined, however, by the obvious and abundant love shared between Kyle and Joel and their wedding guests and friends. It was such an honor to be there and to witness their celebration.
Photography: Brumley And Wells | Videography: Henke Cinema | Event Design: Jessica Sloane | Event Planning: Lisa Forbes | Floral Design: Branches & Twigs | Cake: Rebekah Foster Cake Artist | Ceremony Venue: Country Club United Methodist | Reception Venue: Kansas City Country Club | Hair & Makeup: Skyline Salon | Lighting: Lander's Visions | Band: Musivo Live | Men's Attire: N Valentino | Painting: Heirloom Live Painting | Transportation: Horizon Limo
http://kristinlavoie.comAround these parts, Kristin La Voie Photography is totally legend. An award winning photographer recently named one of the Best Wedding Photographers of 2015, she is a serious expert at capturing each and every gorgeous moment of your day as it unfolds naturally. In other words? Stunning images for you, and a whole lot of swooning for those of us here at SMP. We call that a win-win, lovelies.
A specialist in film photography, and one of the leading film photogs in the Chicago area, we’ve been obsessed with Kristin’s work since the very moment we laid our eyes on her breathtaking captures. Think beautiful light-filled images that document your day in the prettiest of ways. With Kristin La Voie Photography, you’ll have those special moments you didn’t even realize were being captured (she’s that good, people) to remember for always. And, bonus. Kristin La Voie Photography recently launched KLP BEAUTY, a brand new site totally devoted to capturing all of you stunning brides pre-wedding in a beautiful + oh-so-romantic light. It’s boudoir reinvented, and it’s totally awesome.
Contact Kristin La Voie Photography today to get started on your amazing journey. And don’t forget that Kristin is offering SMP readers $300 off any 2015 wedding package through March 31st!
Kristin La Voie Photography is giving away a Boudoir Mini Session to one lucky SMP reader, which will include session time (30 minutes) and digital images!* To enter, leave a comment below telling us your most beautiful feature! The winner, chosen completely at random, will be announced right here on SMP on Friday, March 27, 2015. For terms and conditions, click here. Good luck, lovelies! xo
*Boudoir session must be held at a location within 20 miles of 60174. Value $450.
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How do you spend the perfect Sunday? Getting to know the fabulous + oh-so-talented team of eco-friendly wedding vendors at the Chicago Green Wedding Alliance. Because when it comes to hosting an amazing event that is also socially conscious, this is a group of vendors that will most definitely deliver. Learn so much more about their mission… and their crazy cool wedding show, Committed, below.
From Chicago Green Wedding Alliance… The Chicago Green Wedding Alliance is a group of eco-friendly wedding vendors that is committed to making less environmentally impactful events. We connect vendors with the conscious consumer for mindful weddings and social events. Our vendors create gorgeous events that transcend people’s expectations of “green” weddings.
Check out the Chicago Green Wedding Alliance on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.
The GWA is hosting a wedding show on February 22nd at Greenhouse Loft! Any couple that books with the code “SMP” will get $5 off! The discount on tickets can be redeemed on the Eventbrite ticketing page.
I’ll admit it. As much as I love being a bridesmaid (and, oh, do I love it), trekking to bridal shop after bridal shop to try on gowns is, well, seriously tiring. Which is why I am all sorts of obsessed with Brideside, the online retailer that brings the bridal shop to YOU by letting you browse bridesmaid dresses online and then try them on in the comfort of your very own home. Say it with me, loves: awesome.
With Brideside, you can choose from a plethora of style choices and colors, all with the help of an amazing stylist who works with you every step of the way to guarantee a fabulous (+ chic) bridal party. Just chat with the stylist about your dream wedding and vision, then let them take over and guide your besties through an array of different designers on Brideside’s online store. They’ll even provide instructional videos on measuring and selecting the best dress types for your body! And when every last dress is chosen, they’ll ship the samples to your home, so you can have that girl’s day with mimosas and cozy yoga pants. Soooo comfortable and soooo fun.
Ready to get started? Visit the Brideside website ASAP or, if you live in Chicago, make an appointment with a stylist here. And don’t forget this exclusive discount for SMP readers: When you buy your bridesmaid dress in February, the first $20 is on Brideside! Use discount code “SMP20″ at checkout. (Terms & Conditions: Cannot be combined with any past or future promotions. Readers must purchase bridesmaid dress at full price on or before 2/28/15. Offer does not apply to the following designers: Joanna August, Donna Morgan, Jenny Yoo.)
Beautifully elegant but equally personal, this Botanica wedding has so many pretty and heartfelt little details I don’t even know where to start. Planned by Bel Amour Events with florals from Moore Flowers , there isn’t an image in this collection I don’t love, and luckily those beautiful pictures from Jackie Cooper speak for themselves.
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From Jackie Cooper
…This late-summer wedding was all things pretty and elegant at the same time. The bridesmaids wore black floor-length dresses and carried pale tangerine and white bouquets to perfectly accent Courtney’s stunning Maggie Sottero gown. Their string-bulb lighting for the reception and the LOVE sign custom-made by Kyle himself completed the romantic, garden feel of the day.
Kyle is an avid outdoorsman, taking frequent trips to climb/hike Colorado’s fourteeners (mountains whose peaks rise above 14,000’ in elevation), so it was perfectly fitting that they literally tied the knot during their ceremony using climbing rope! They used river rocks for guests to sign in lieu of a traditional guest book, which suited their love of the outdoors and the garden setting for their ceremony and reception.
Photography: Jackie Cooper | Cinematography: Nick Miller Films | Coordination: Bel Amour Events | Floral Design: Moore Flowers | Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero | Cake: Buckingham Cakes | Invitations: Minted | Jewelry: Signatures | Bridesmaids Dresses: David's Bridal | Catering: Blue Moon Catering | DJ: Accent Mobile Music | Suits: Men's Wearhouse | Dress Shop: Ida's Bridal & Tuxedo | Venue: Botanica